Introducing Dr. Powers of Strand Infectious Disease, P.C.

Dr. Powers attended Union University in his hometown of Jackson, Tennessee for undergraduate studies. During the summer following his sophomore year, he participated in a pre-med internship at a local 1000 bed hospital. Those in the program rotated through twenty departments within the hospital to witness the patterns of medical care delivery. He shadowed a local infectious diseases specialist and quickly fell in love with the field due to its diverse patient population and intriguing diagnoses which requires puzzle-solving skills. To solidify this experience, he worked as a microbiology lab assistant for the remainder of his college tenure. He graduated magna cum laude from Union in 1998 with a Bachelors of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.

He then attended the School of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus in Memphis, graduating in 2004. In 2007, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He elected to remain at Wake Forest University for sub-specialty fellowship training in Infectious Diseases due to the strength of the faculty in this department. In 2009, he completed his infectious diseases training. He is currently double board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

In the summer of 2009, he moved to the Myrtle Beach area to service Grand Strand, Waccamaw, and Conway hospitals as well as an active outpatient clinic. He was readily accepted into the medical community in Myrtle Beach shortly upon arrival, serving on multiple hospital committees as an opinion leader. He currently serves as the chair of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center's Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infection Control committees. Presently, he serves as a consulting physician at both Grand Strand and Conway Medical Centers.

In addition to board certification in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Powers has maintained certification as an HIV specialist with the AAHIVM since 2009. For two years, he served as the medical director of CareTeam, a local Ryan White/HIV Clinic. In 2012, he was given the opportunity to continue his service to the local HIV community and was installed as the medical director of Little River Medical Center's newly created Ryan White/HIV clinic. While Dr. Powers continues to have special interests in HIV and viral hepatitis, he also tends to a wide variety of clinical infectious diseases in his clinic at Strand Infectious Disease.

Strand Infectious Disease, P.C.

831 82nd Parkway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Office: (843) 839-0135
Fax: (843) 449-2333 James N. Powers, M.D.

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